Aerpio Therapeutics to Present TIME-2 Phase 2a Study of AKB-9778 in Diabetic Macular Edema Data at 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Retina Subspecialty Day

Aerpio Therapeutics to Present TIME-2 Phase 2a Study of AKB-9778 in Diabetic Macular Edema Data at 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Retina Subspecialty Day

October 09, 2015. CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing first-in-class treatments for the eye, today announced that data from the TIME-2 Phase 2a Study of AKB-9778 in the treatment of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) will be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting’s Retina Subspecialty Day.

AKB-9778

The core structure of AKB-9778 (p-substituted phenylsulfamic acid).

In July, the company announced data showing that a combination of AKB-9778 and Lucentis® provided significant benefit over Lucentis® monotherapy in reduction of macular edema with a trend towards improved visual acuity at the end of a 3-month treatment period. The presentation will provide further information on these results, as well as other findings from the TIME-2 study. AAO is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 13, 2015 to November 17, 2015. TIME-2 will be presented at 11:41 AM on November 13, 2015.

About Aerpio Therapeutics

Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for vascular disorders with a focus on diseases of the eye. Aerpio is a leader in the development of small molecule drugs based on Tie2 activation. The Company’s lead program, AKB‐9778, is a first‐in‐class stabilizer of the Tie2 pathway and is in clinical development for diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion. More information is available at www.aerpio.com.

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October 9, 2015 / Pharma News